Thursday, July 18, 2013

Stupidity: native-born and damn proud!

You should take a look at this.


Or this:



If you watched the All-Star Game the other night you might have noticed that the seventh-inning singing of "God Bless America" (I know, I agree with you that the song, especially in the context of baseball, is a curse and a pestilence, but that's another matter) was sung by a singer named Marc Anthony. I've never heard of him, but apparently he's pretty popular. He's even won some Latin Grammies.

Anyway, this selection has people in an uproar. You see, Mr. Anthony, and you can just tell it by looking at him, isn't a real American. In fact, he isn't American at all, he's Spanish, or Mexican, or something.

Wait, what? He was born in New York City? Well, that's barely America, anyway. God Bless America is the ultimate American song, and it should only be sung by a real American, born and raised, like that nice guy we hear singing it all the time at Yankee games.

Yeah, Ronan Tynan, that real American. What part of America was he born in, again? Oh yeah, Dublin.

Still, you can't deny that God Bless America is American through and through. The guy who wrote that song probably came over on the Mayflower, or right after that, right?

Yeah, makes you wonder what America's all about, doesn't it?


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1 Comments:

Anonymous Charles Haffey said...

Irving Berlin, who wrote "God Bless America," was a Russian Jewish immigrant and intensely patriotic, in the best sense. Enough so, that he was long under investigation by J. Edgar Hoover. And, I might add, as the composer of "Cheek to Cheek," he should be forgiven pretty much anything.

July 18, 2013 2:12 PM  

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